If you have a favorite author, do you buy all the books that he/she has written?

@joyadalia (1408)
Philippines
January 26, 2010 8:56pm CST
I love Anne Rice and Barbara Delinsky - I love their style so much that I often look for books that they have written. In fact, I have completed the "Vampire Chronicles" and "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" series of Anne Rice. I also own more than 10 books written by Barbara Delinsky. I continue to search for books that they have written. Do you also do that? Buy the books that your favorite author/s wrote?
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@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
My favorite authors are John Grisham and Michael Connelly. I don't buy all their books but I try to collect as many as possible. I like buying their books whenever possible because I already know their writing style and I know that it would be worth buying because I greatly admire their stories. However, lately I try to read first some book reviews to help me decide which books should I buy immediately. :-)
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
28 Jan 10
John Grisham is a pretty good author..
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I have read some of the books that they have written but, although they write well, I do not like the style and genre .
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
28 Jan 10
I know what you mean. Like the latest Twilight saga, there are lots of fans buying the books to read even after watching the movie. And not forgetting the Harry Potter series as well; many volumes there for sure. I wonder if there is a book on Glee, I'd love to read that. I won't buy all the books that my favorite author has written; I'd take a look at the contents first. If the plot is good, I'll buy it or borrow it.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Now that you mention it, I also have the Harry Potter series and the Lord of the Rings but since the series have ended and possible additions may not come, I did not include them in my list . Yes, many often look at content first.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
1 Feb 10
That's right.. And now there is the Twilight series..
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
There's nothing wrong with that. I personally like the books of J.K. Rowling and Paulo Coelho. I've collected some of their books -- not everything though. But I would really want to grab a copy of all of their books. Buying them really makes me happy. Sure it's cool! ^_^
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
That is the ultimate reward - being happy .
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Indeed,indeed. ^_^ It's actually the fulfillment that counts. Not the number of books you've got. Jeesh... I just really love reading... Hehehe...
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Me, too .
@Thiala (101)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Yeah I do have a tendency to do that . My friends made me super happy because they bought me The Book of Nods for my birthday by Jim Carroll and it was the last one I needed to complete my collection of his stuff . My other favorite authors are Brett Easton Ellis , Stephen King , and Jude Deveraux . I need 4 more books by Brett Easton Ellis and I'll have all of his stuff and while I don't have all of Stephen King's or Jude Deveraux's books I do have a good amount of them .
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Stephen is such an accomplished writer that I don't want to read his books because I end up having nightmares about them. Great writer, though.
@Thiala (101)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Yeah they used to give me nightmares when I was little . I've been reading his stuff sense I was like five or six . I know it's weird that a kid that young would read his stuff but I've always liked his stories . Oh and more than likely thanks to him I had a higher reading ability than pretty much anybody any my class when I was that age .
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Yes I do that too. The most recent authors that we added to our favorites include Lisa Scottoline (she writes about female lawyers and their cases), and Maeve Binchy (Irish author). Related to this are the Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan books although it wasn't so much that they were the authors but because it was epic fantasy series. Jennifer Weiner is another favorite. As a kid, I grew up with my dad collecting the Dirk Pitt adventures as written by Clive Cussler. And I read almost all of them too. I guess there's comfort in reading from the same author because you know it's going to be something interesting and well written. Although I am sure there may be times that a particular book won't fit my taste even if it's from a favorite author.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Have you also read the Nancy Drew series, Hardy Boys series, and Sweet Valley series? I can't remember the authors but loved to read them in high school.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Oh yes! I think i was the only one in my gradeschool borrowing the very old copies of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, the hardcover ones :) Francine Pascal was the author of the Sweet Valley franchise if memory serves me right :) Those were the days.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
28 Jan 10
yes sure I will like and try to buy as many as I can
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
@777330975 (332)
• Sri Lanka
28 Jan 10
I like John Grisham, I have almost all the books he has written. and I do like the style of writting of Dan Brown, he doesnt have much of a collection but five. Hope he has more books coming. I do love reading mysteries.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Dan Brown is among the most controversial authors of modern times but I actually love his work. Still, although I have bought some of his books - including the in/famous "Da Vinci Code" -, I don't go out of my way just to buy one.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Do you happen to read John Grisham's novels? They're a good read if you are looking for suspense thrillers. I especially like The Firm and The Rainmaker..it kept me all night every night until I finished the book. Grisham is my favorite author now along with JKRowling. I collect his books and buy them if I have spare money. I get them secondhand because I like the smell of (antique) books.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Antique books smell musty I have read those two books you mentioned. Yes, they were really really good but really not my type/genre .
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I try to buy paperbacks by my favorite authors although electronic books are so much easier to access. My e-library is more extensive than my paperback collections. I own about 20 to 30 paperbacks and hundreds of ebooks, all from my favorite authors. I just heart reading. =]
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
That is good - I still prefer books over e-books, though .
@divalounger (3279)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I too tend to read through all the works of an author whom I like. I have read everything written by Anne Rice. I also like Dean Koontz and have read most of his body of work. I don't know Barbara Delinsky. What genre of book does she write?
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Barbara Delinsky writes love stories but the twists are often very, very unpredictable that I want to buy all her books just to see if I could guess how at - least one - would end.
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
27 Jan 10
I don't have favorites author but if i do, i will not buy all of them, i'm not so obseded xD, before buying a book, i always read the summary and if it's interestant, i'll buy it ^^.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Often, I read the synopsis but because I like the style of my favorite authors, I buy the book anyway .
• Indonesia
27 Jan 10
I don't like to buy the books of my favorite writer. I prefer to borrow the book from my friends. Or i will search the free ebook of my favorite writer. I like everything in free. hehehe... because i can use my money for another thing. But if I when i read the ebook, and i find out that the story of the book is so great. Well, maybe i will buy the book:) I have a motto: as long as it free I will take it=D I will pray for the people who give me something free. Hope they will get a good life. Anyway, my favorite writer is Dan Brown and an indonesian writer, Andrea Hirata. Andrea Hirata is the best writer in Indonesia now, he write a book based on his story of life, but he mix his story with some fictions, and makes his books so delicious to read.. not to eat of course:P
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
That's a good way of saving on books. Still, there are those who prefer reading the print version than the ebook version .
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 10
Hi Joyadalia, I do that - especially at book sales, it is often easier to look for the books written by favorite authors, instead of going through each one. I often buy the books first, and then slowly read them when I have the time.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
That is good. I often do that, too. A while ago, I went to a book sale shop and bought 2 books - 1 from Barbara Delinsky and another from an author I have not heard of yet .
@iharidh (309)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 10
If there are a lot of their creation available, of course I will buy it. But the fact is, many of my favorite author creations are rather hard to find. The only author I completed is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his Sherlock Holmes. I took years to complete all his work publication. Right now, I am trying to collect the publication of Michael Crichton, either fiction or non-fiction. I got five of his work translated publication, and I lost one of them. However, I want to collect all his novels, the original one. So I even hunt down the product even if it is second hand, or discount one.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Good luck!
@junmae (1591)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
I am fond of reading Sidney Shieldon's piece and I am saving money to buy all the books that he had written. I love the way he delivers the story, all of them are suspense-thiller and really exciting because the story is great.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Good luck on the collection .
@MrKennedy (1993)
27 Jan 10
For my favourite authors, I do have a habit of buying and developing a collection of their work, even if some of it may not be very good. One of my favourite authors is Chuck Palahniuk, and although some of his books can be either hit or miss, I still find myself buying them because he is one of my favourite authors, so I feel compelled to buy his work.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Good to hear that you support your favorite author .
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
27 Jan 10
If conditions permit, yes, I would want to own every single novel that my favorite author wrote. I guess this is one of the ways for me, as a loyal fan, to support my favorite author.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
I have read one book of Anne Rice. I just forgot the title of it. The cover was somewhat yellow and it sun on the title.That was so years ago. I also love the way she writes. It's truly inspiring and melodramatic. When I finished reading that book, I went to the bookstore and asked the attendant for Anne Rice's books. I also admire Paulo Coelho's books.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
There are many Anne Rice books that have yellow covers but I have not yet encountered one with a sun on the title . Maybe it is a different edition.
@madteaparty (2759)
• Japan
27 Jan 10
It has happened to me too with the Vampire Chronicles. I needed to buy all of the books as I was loving reading them. I was also a lover of Agatha Christie's novels in the past, so I got quite a nice collection
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Same here .
• United States
27 Jan 10
There are certain authors that I know will give me a certain "feel" when I'm in the mood for something light and easy, I read crime novels, Deaver is good, I have most of Tim Dorsey's books and am looking forward to his latest. I also have almost everything from Ted Dekker and Donald Miller. Then there are times when I am in the mood for something new. There is something to be said for not knowing what to expect when you turn the page, great topic!
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
I have not read those authors yet.